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Sony receiver DA5ES. Unit start arc and shoot off.

Several months ago my DA5ES start making arching sound 3-5 minutes after turned on, than continued to play  with no problems. Recently there is not arching but after 3-5 minutes unit display's flashing "please power off". So fare unit works only on stereo setting. We were using only 3 speakers and powered sub. Movies were watched on sony cinema sound setting, Cd played on ADF decoding and radio on sony cinema sound, opera or ADF decoding. Unit is 7 years old and it was listen on 1/4 volume cca  -65 db

Is unit defective and is it worth fixing it. 
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Marko Gosar

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Have the same issue with mine, deciding if it's worth it to fix. I tried canned air to blown out internals, worked for about a week then same poping noise and message. I think it's something to do with the detection for 6.1 and then tries to overdrive speakers and pop!

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I own the same unit (since 2001) & have had no problems. I would get it looked at & see what the issue is & what it would cost to fix. Would it be worthwhile? Well you'd have to ask yourself how much $$ you'd be willing to spend on a replacement vs repairing this unit & based on how much you'd be willing to spend, would the specs on a replacement unit measure up. You'd have to ignore things like HDMI inputs to keep it apples to apples.

I've owned various Sony components for a long time. I only had to get one unit fixed one time (a CD player that my one year old decided to do a chin-up on :( ). The unit was 7 years old at the time and my son is now 12!!. the unit still functions flawlessly since being repaired. Sony builds their stuff to last, even after beiung abused.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony STR DB-930 Receiver jumping into protector mode

I went through the amp/receiver and used small star washers on all the grounding screws I could find including the one securing the transformer, cleaned dust off all circuit boards, checked output transistors and fuses, all OK.

Re Assembled unit and it worked OK.

I will buy a fan and fan it to avoid sourcing heatsinks for the previusly suggested IC's.

Thanks for the technical help, sure solved my problem.



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SOURCE: Sony STR-SE501 makes popping sound/cuts off

just repaired my se 501 poor solder conections on blue rleays by speaker jacks,also blown center speaker seems there are 2 in it one blew and so did cpacitor running now just hooked up one in center speaker sonds great also stay at 8 ohms setting

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SOURCE: Sony's STR-DE675 5.1 Channel Receiver - Speaker OFF problem

There's a button that turns the speakers OFF right above the headphone jack.

Get the manual:

Posted on May 21, 2010

Testimonial: "@dunnbiker Very true on assumptions! I've tried everything the manual suggests. Right now, nothing is connected to the unit, but upon power up, I get the SP:OFF display (which is not seen in the DEMO mode). I will try the headphone jiggling idea and see what happens."

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